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2 days in sydney

is it too much to pack a blue mountain day trip if we have only 3 nights and 2 days in sydney?

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1. Re: 2 days in sydney

IMHO yes - you need at least 2 full days in Sydney. BM's is a full day trip.

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2. Re: 2 days in sydney

Do you have any ideas yet as to what you would like to see and do in Sydney?

As MiaK said, BM is a full day, so you would have to fit everything else into one day.

Depending on what you want to do it may or may not be possible.

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If this is your first visit to Sydney, as has already be advised I would definitely stay in the city and see what most interests you, However if you have been before and have already seen much of our city, then a trip to the Blue Mountains is a great day trip and easy to do by either public transport or organised tour. Good luck with your planning and ejoy!

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Thanks guys!

Think will rule out BM. It is our 1st trip to Sydney and we will be there on the 23rd and 24th of Dec.

Any idea as to where to watch the harbor fire works from on xmas eve.

Any good place hang out on 24th eve...

Imagine it would be very crowded around there... we are with 2 kids aged 3 & 9.

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5. Re: 2 days in sydney

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but you have your eves mixed up;-)

The fireworks are on New Years Eve not Xmas eve.

23/24 will be very busy in the city with last minute Xmas shoppers but they are not public holidays so everything will be open the usual hours.

One evening activity you could consider with kids is to take them to Manly on the ferry late in the afternoon, have an early fish and chips dinner on the beach with them and then another ferry ride back to the city in the evening. The city takes on quite a magic appearance from the water after dark.

Happy travels!

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Ooh thought they had one for xmas eve as well !

The ferry sounds cool.

Emm as to what I have planned so far.... walk around the city, harbor....maybe take the kids to the aquarium or zoo. Go to Bondi...Love markets, any suggestions?

Keen on catching a show at the opera. R they open to kids?

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7. Re: 2 days in sydney

The Rocks hold their markets on the weekend, and these are quite fun and in a very interesting area of our city and just seconds from our harbour. If no time for the zoo, then a great alternative is the Sydney Wildlife Park nex to the Sydney Acquarium. The children may also enjoy the Australian Museum with its dinasour displays, and it they are into Harry Porter books/films there is the exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (near Darling Harbour). Both museums are great for venues for children.

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You could spend a day walking via the opera house, the Rocks area, across the harbour bridge (consider the open pylon too - a great Sydney viewing area) to luna park (great here for the kids) then the ferry back to circular quay. Plenty of places to stop to eat/drink/icecreams on the way. If you're all feeling good you could then take the ferry to and from Manly or Watsons Bay for dinner (fish and chips are always on the menu) as suggested earlier - a beautiful way to experience Sydney.

Great markets on Saturdays in Paddington (Oxford St) and Bondi (in the school grounds on Campbell Parade). Hope you have a great time.

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9. Re: 2 days in sydney

You could spend a day walking via the opera house, the Rocks area, across the harbour bridge (consider the open pylon too - a great Sydney viewing area) to luna park (great here for the kids) then the ferry back to circular quay. Plenty of places to stop to eat/drink/icecreams on the way. If you're all feeling good you could then take the ferry to and from Manly or Watsons Bay for dinner (fish and chips are always on the menu) as suggested earlier - a beautiful way to experience Sydney.

Great markets on Saturdays in Paddington (Oxford St) and Bondi (in the school grounds on Campbell Parade). Hope you have a great time.

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10. Re: 2 days in sydney

Been going to see rellies there for 27 years - you can do Sydney in a day. Early morning trip to Manly & back so you can see the harbour, opera house and bridge. Late morning do botanic gradens walk and lunch at the opera bar. Afternoon walk the rocks, visit the Hero of Waterloo or the Lord Nelson for something called "character" or if you must - the open top bus to the eastern suburbs for another overarrated "attraction" - Bondi. Other than that Sydney is a culturless, tired and somewhat run-down city long past its best now trading on it's past rather then its present attractions - although brash and loud "Sydneysiders" would have you believe differently. Avoid the "authentic" miming dig players on Circular Quay and anything with "Captain Cook" in the title. Go to Melbourne it's much better, people less arrogant and much more friendly.

Edited: 06 December 2011, 15:53